Pegasus Bridge – Yoko (Chords)


Pegasus Bridge – Yoko (Ukulele Version) (Chords)

This video made both me and L.bo Marie cry. She because the music is so affecting. Me because comparing their fresh-faces to my craggy, careworn flesh reminded me that my death is but a blink away.

Two things to bear in mind before you set out on this one. Firstly, he’s tuned down half a step to f# B Eb Ab. Secondly, I’ve simplified some of the chord names in the sheet. Technically the Em11 is Emadd11 and the F#m is F#maddb9.

Suggested Strumming

In the verses you can just do all down strums. That’s sixteen down strums for each chord (best to think of them as two groups of 8). If you want to follow what he does, he adds in a quick up-strum between the last two down-strums of each set of sixteen. So for each chord you’re doing this:

d – d – d – d – d – d – d – d –
d – d – d – d – d – d – d u d –

If you’re not doing the twiddly bit in the chorus you can continue with the down strums. Just be aware that it’s 8 then 6 down strums (not 8 then 8). So you’re doing this:

d – d – d – d – d – d – d – d –
d – d – d – d – d – d –

Twiddly Bits

The guitar part that’s played in the verse fits on the uke like this:

The fancy bit in the chorus (shown at the bottom of the chord sheet) pretty much combines that with the chords.

Requested by ukematt.

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15 Comments

  1. punksocks April 26th, 2011 8:18 pm

    brilliant. thank you so.

  2. L.bo Marie April 26th, 2011 9:16 pm

    so, I just loaded the page, saw the video there with the {chords}… and started clapping the happy clap.

  3. Ron Hale April 26th, 2011 10:55 pm

    If your death is but a blink away, Al, mine’s already happened. Now, a Yoko video that brought tears to my eyes is one I discovered over on YouTube just the other evening.

    First off, ignore the title, this is not what the video, in fact, is. What it is is a meeting between two musical giants, Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono. Imagine the possibilities and then view the reality, or unreality, of it all. I love it, but that’s just me.

    Lady Gaga – Judas first time ever
    ZOZUITV

  4. Ron Hale April 26th, 2011 10:59 pm

    Make that

    Lady Gaga – Judas first time live
    ZOZUITV

    Hey, I’m dead, give me a break…

  5. pepamahina April 28th, 2011 1:33 am

    I have to say, I rather prefer “craggy and careworn” to pimply and boyish. Think Alagorn versus Legolas………..I’m sorry, what was I talking about?

  6. Josh Ward April 29th, 2011 10:50 am

    Could you do some chords for Ribena by Pegasus Bridge? I like that one too. They haven’t made a Ukulele version (that I know of) but it sounds nice acoustic on a guitar on their album, just got me thinking it would be good on the ukulele.

  7. Woodshed April 30th, 2011 9:22 am

    punksocks: You’re welcome.

    L.bo: Very glad to hear it.

    Ron: I need to teach you how to link. Here’s the video for anyone dying to see Yoko Ono with Lady Gaga.

    pepamahina: I had to look up Alagorn versus Legolas. I think my nerd card will be revoked.

    Josh: I don’t know the song but if this is correct:

    Verse: Em G D Bm C
    Chorus: C D Em G
    Middle: Em7 D Em D Em

  8. Hanivaz April 30th, 2011 2:24 pm

    Didn’t knew the song but i LOVED it thanks!!!!!

  9. Ekow May 5th, 2011 11:10 pm

    Great song, thank you for the chords.
    Just wondering what kind of ukulele he has

  10. Woodshed May 6th, 2011 6:56 am

    Hanivaz: Glad to enjoyed it.

    Ekow: I think it’s a Richwood pineapple.

  11. kitty September 14th, 2011 3:18 pm

    Hello, loving this website – design, content, vibe etc all good!

    I’m trying to work out how to tune my uke for this song and am a bit stuck. The tuning is half a step down (f# B eb Ab) but when I use this tuner http://www.get-tuned.com/online_ukulele_tuner.php the half step down tuning gives me F# B D# G#. Are Eb and Ab the same as D# and G#? It’s sounding a bit wrong at the moment!

    Apols for being an ignoramus.

  12. Woodshed September 16th, 2011 8:06 pm

    kitty: Yeah, those notes are the same so it should sound the same.

  13. Natalia July 31st, 2013 4:06 pm

    I love this song/ band sad they broke up :(

  14. Woodshed August 1st, 2013 7:35 am

    Natalia: All good things must come to an end.

  15. Lara September 29th, 2013 4:34 pm

    I don’t think my phone loads this page properly, what are the chords sorry?

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